How to achieve flawless flooring

Nice flooring can make or break the overall feel of your home. The team at Intergrain share how to achieve flawless timber flooring—and maintain it.

Prepare your flooring

As with most things, preparation is the key to success.

Your flooring needs to be sanded smooth to remove any old coating before applying a timber flooring finish like Intergrain UltraFloor.

You can easily hire a floor sanding machine, or hire a professional if you’re unsure. Once sanded, floors should be vacuumed and wiped down to ensure no contamination is left on the surface as you don’t want sanding dust in your clear finish.

How to apply the finish

We suggest working on one room at a time, starting from the corner and finishing at the exit.

Start by cutting in around the edges with a brush and then applying Intergrain UltraFloor in the main section of the flooring with a lambswool applicator or short nap roller.

It’s important to maintain a wet edge while coating. This means leaving an obvious amount of coating at the end of your brush/roller/pad stroke and starting your next stroke at this place. This helps to avoid an uneven finish.

Allow a minimum of four hours to dry before lightly sanding and applying subsequent coats following the same process.

Refresh your decking

Check out the full Intergrain range available at your local Bunnings.

diy outdoor pallet coffee table wheels 02:32

Outdoor Living D.I.Y. outdoor pallet coffee table on wheels Learn how you can turn an old pallet into a rustic outdoor coffee table on wheels.

Outdoor Heater

Outdoor Living Enjoy winter with an outdoor heater Rather than retreating indoors during the colder months, think about an outdoor heater. There are plenty of stylish, affordable and energy-efficient options available, so you can enjoy your outdoor space all year round.

Trees & Planter box

Outdoor Living Great ideas for outdoor privacy There are some really simple things you can do outdoors to create a private garden retreat, and by doing it yourself you'll save a lot of money.

Fiammetta logo

Outdoor Living How to choose the best outdoor heater Adding some welcome warmth through outdoor heating to your open-air entertaining area is always a great idea. While a gas appliance might work well in your space, there’s also the option of an open fire. The team at Fiammetta look at some things to ...

Protect your pillows and cushions 02:10

Outdoor Living How to protect outdoor furniture The winter rain and summer sun can take its toll on your outdoor furniture. But there are some simple things you can do to keep it looking good and last longer.

Outdoor heating using gas

Outdoor Living Outdoor heating using gas As the weather gets cooler, it might be tempting to retreat indoors—but you don’t have to. After all the hard work you’ve done to create the ultimate entertaining space, it would be a shame to desert it for a portion of the year. The team at Heatstr...

outdoor room

Outdoor Living D.I.Y. indoor-outdoor room makeover Everyone needs more living space and this great project shows you how to transform your old garage into a spectacular indoor-outdoor living area. Raw materials help retain the industrial look, while white washed walls, concrete floors, lighting, kit...

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
Top of the content